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Thassos, known locally as Limenas or Limis is the island's main
town, though not its main port which lies to the east in the dire
resort of Ormos Prinou. Limenas has about 2000 inhabitants and is a
province of the districts of Kavalla.
It is a town with beautiful shops, tavernas and
ouzeri, ideal for walk in the narrow streets. The ancient site
begins from the harbour and was already established by the 4th B.C.
century. There is an archaeological museum with findings from
Thassos Island from 7 B.C. until the 7th A.D. century.
The good side of Limenas is to be found in the old and pretty
fishing harbour which manages to retain a warm, rustic
The main archaeological sites are the agora next to the
archaeological museum with hellenistic foundations of shops and
houses, the theatre above the town with fabulous views over the bay
which still hosts performances during the summer season and, further
above limenas, the city walls and the relatively substantial remains
of the Acropolis and temples to Apollo and Athena.
are idyllic beaches across the North site of Limenas with Hotels and
Restaurants. They are of the very first tourist resorts of Thassos.
They used to be crowd at 60s and 70s but not anymore.
was just a nice sandy beach. Lately has been developed to a resort
area with new hotels, pansions and rooms. Pachis is one of the
nicest beaches of Thassos with wonderfull Tavrns and cafes.
Rachoni and Agios
are two settlements, Rachoni and Agios Georgios. with all the
characteristics of the other villages on Thassos. The latter was
built on the mountain peak and was subsequently abandoned, to be
rebuilt lower down. Between the two settlements stands the little
church of the Panagia, sheltered by huge plane trees and with a
freshwater spring under the altar. This is the village where Mehemet
Ali, the founder of the modern Egyptian state, grew up.
Scala Rahoniou (12 km West from Thassos Town)
is the seaside village of Rahoni. It is a quiet village with new
hotels, some rooms to let and a camping. The hotels are spread
between the olive groves. There are tavernas,
restaurants and cafeterias. The beach in Scala Rahoniou is long
sandy and nice.